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Re: Sutter Ave. Rutland Road station

Posted by Dan on Sun Jul 14 07:18:07 2019, in response to Re: Sutter Ave. Rutland Road station, posted by BrooklynBus on Sat Jul 13 05:13:32 2019.

The collapse of Brownsville - East New York in the 1960s is a very scary story. Blockbusting was so rampant that real estate laws were changed regarding posting 'for sale' signs until the courts struck them down. Much of the housing stock was undesirable. Very old cramped frame houses or plain brick attached buildings. White flight to the suburbs was in full swing. The Jews and Italians of eastern Brooklyn fled the area for the suburbs or safer parts of the city. In 1960 the area was a stable working class neighborhood. By 1967 it was a dangerous slum area.


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